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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Racquetball

Tonight, I get to go play racquetball with some friends, and I'm pretty stoked to play; however, despite how eager I was to invite myself to play with them, I am now anticipating our game with some degree of trepidation. Mostly because of this short exchange between Jerry and I last night:

Me: "I'm really looking forward to playing racquetball tomorrow. I kick ass at that game and it's gonna be so much fun!"

Jerry: "You think you're gonna kick ass at it?"

Me (shrugging and thinking his question must be rhetorical -- don't I kick ass at everything?!):
"Yeah, I'll kick ass. I used to play ALL the time back in college."

Long pause...

Jerry has the decency to not say anything while I think about what I just said.

Pause continues...Simpsons episode is playing in the background...

Me: "Umm, but I guess I keep thinking that I was just in college. It seems like it was only a 'couple of years ago,' but I suppose, ummm, college was 10 years ago for me, wasn't it?"

He just laughed and said he was sure I'd do fine, but since that conversation, my confidence has been shaken -- could it be possible that I won't kick ass tonight? Yikes. I don't like to think of the implications!

Now, I think my racquetball raquet has about a decade's worth of dust to wipe off it, so I'd best go in search of it...it's probably buried beneath some Jewel CDs and "Friends" episodes I has on VHS.

Oh crap. I'm the one who's gonna get an ass kicking, aren't I?

22 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Call me jealous. I haven't played racquetball in years. Excuse me while I go mope.


Have fun!

hmm114 said...

Seriously...kick ass or not, you are going to have a blast. Now that's a workout! ~ need to find me a close club to play. Have fun!!

Erin said...

Nope because you are playing against my husband who although he's dreamy in my eyes, he's not in the same physical condition he was in during college. He has since had knee surgery. You on the other hand have at least been running and have stamina. Your disadvantage is your short legs and arm reach. His is his long arms and long arm reach. Should be interesting.

Krissy said...

hahaha..that is exactly how I am when I talk about college, it seems like it was just yesterday and it so wasn't! have fun and I am sure you will do great :)

d.a.r. said...

Hahah! You will have a blast and get a great workout..asskicking or no :)

JojaJogger said...

That conversation (and long dramatic pause) had me laughing. I'm sure you'll be the one doing the ass-kicking. If you find your racquet, that is.

Razz said...

I'm praying that this ends up like when you go bowling. Drunk racquetball anyone?

TNTcoach Ken said...

LOL...... You'll do great or not!

X-Country2 said...

Ha! I do that all the time. "We just got married." Ummm, that was 5 years ago. I'm getting old.

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like fun, Jess! Can't wait to hear all about it!

MCM Mama said...

LOL! I do the same thing about "before kids" and then I realize Jones is already 8. How did that happen?

Have a great time tonight!

buttersandroses said...

Oh don't you hate it when that happens! I do that all the time. It seems like just yesterday...sigh.

ajh said...

Can't wait to hear how it went!

Crystal said...

Yes Jess. You are totally gonna get your ass kicked. But it will be a damn good time!

Badgergirl said...

Can't wait to hear about it! Have fun!

Heather said...

That sounds fun - racquetball is a great workout! We don't have anywhere close by to play, so I haven't played in a really long time.

kelsalynn said...

haha, I'm sure you'll kick ass, just like in everything else. I love playing racquetball although I totally suck at it. I hope you have fun! Report back!

Rio said...

Go kick some a$$! and have fun. I am not quick enough to even think about playing racquetball.

inmytummy said...

I have never played raquetball. I imagine myself getting hit in the head with the ball. A lot.

Firefly's Running said...

ROFL!! What a cute conversation!

Carly said...

Sound like a blast. I haven't played racquetball in a million years. I too think I just got out of college....it has been a LONG time. No wonder the students look at me like I am crazy when I still think I am 18.

Wes said...

It's like riding a bike. Once you learn how to hit somebody with a racquet, you never forget :-)